Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

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They should have gone with title of the book this one is based one (All You Need Is Kill), which seems much more appropriate than the generic title they went with. Not as good as the book, but different enough to feel like it’s is own thing (sleazy soldier dies and wakes up again and again and forges himself into a super-weapon against an alien invasion while saving his love interest) and the first time in a long time that I enjoyed Tom Cruise in a movie again.

This is the kind of smart, extravaganza action movie that seems to have gone out of fashion (apart from all the superhero movies), something with not much to say but with a good, even smart script that doesn’t assumes the audience is dumb, one-note but convincing actors, tight pace, explosive action scenes and the occasionally fun moment.